Band History

Times Up have just finished recording their 4th album.

The Line Up is:

Linda Barnes: Vocals

Bob Teague: Synthesizers, Piano & Keyboards

Andy Gibbon: Bass, acoustic, Electric Guitars, Mandolin

Steve Leman: Drums & Percussion

Mike Hagland: Acoustic, Electric, 12 String & Slide guitars, Mandolin, Roland PMA-5, Pigtronix Mothership & EBow Banjo

Rick Lawton: Saxophone & Flute


2015 saw the band in the Legendary Radio Caroline Album Charts for 2 months, alongside Pink Floyd, AC/DC & Bryan Ferry

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The Early Years




Formed in 2007, the band line up consisted of

Geoff Smith: vocals

Steve Leman: Drums

Andy Gibbon: Bass Guitar

Mike Hagland: Guitar

With this line up they recorded the first album and toured the rock circuit in Wales and England, including a gig at the legendary TJ’s club in Newport, they also had a surprise Christmas Number 1:

”Times Up, a band from Pontypool, have made it to the number one spot on the official UK unsigned charts.
Times Up, from Pontypool, hit the coveted spot with their song Vendetta.
The track entered the chart, which is based on downloads and website plays, at number three in late November before getting to number one four weeks ago.
Then there was an anxious wait to see if it would stay there before it was announced as the Christmas number one on Sunday night.
The band is made up of four members – Geoff Smith, lead vocals and keyboards, Andy Gibbon, on bass guitar, Mike Hagland, on lead guitar and Steve LeMan, on drums. Mike Plays a Campbell American Nelsonic Transition.”